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Virus toll surges across Eurasia, Central Asia

Over 9,300 infections, more than 140 deaths reported in Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

AA   | 24.10.2020
Virus toll surges across Eurasia, Central Asia


NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan

Over 9,300 new coronavirus cases and more than 140 fatalities were reported in four Central Asian and Eurasian countries on Saturday.


The death toll in Ukraine reached 6,289, with 125 more fatalities reported over the past 24 hours, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said.

Another 7,014 more virus cases raised the overall count to 337,410, with recoveries now at 139,755, he said.


A total of 1,941 more infections raised Georgia’s tally to 26,544.

Recoveries increased to 10,163 with 412 more additions over the past day, while 10 more fatalities took the death toll to 193.

Some 4,180 people are in quarantine across the country, 3,571 patients are in hospitals, and 2,293 people are under observation, authorities said.

As many as 28,069 people are in home quarantine in Georgia.


The number of coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan increased by 199 to reach 64,923, according to the Health Ministry.

Two more fatalities moved the death toll to 544, while recoveries rose by 76 to reach 62,033, the ministry said.

The recovery rate in the country stands at 95%, with 2,346 virus patients still under treatment, it added.


Some 164 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Kazakhstan over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 110,250, the Health Ministry said.

Four more deaths raised the COVID-19 fatality count to 1,815, while recoveries increased by 73 to reach 105,566.

Some 3,000 coronavirus and over 7,000 pneumonia patients are under treatment across the country, the ministry said.

Worldwide cases

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 1.14 million lives in 189 countries and regions since last December.

The US, India, Brazil, and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries in the world.

Over 42.28 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with nearly 28.6 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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